Marshall struggles with control in SWB loss

Swept in Oakland: Yanks embarrass themselves in 18-inning marathon loss
Mailbag: Gardner, Pitchers, PTBNLs, Mo

Some roster moves:

  • C Jeff Farnham was sent down to Double-A Trenton according to John Sadak. The move clears room on the roster for C J.R. Murphy, who was promoted yesterday.
  • LHP Cesar Cabral was removed from the Double-A Trenton roster and was assigned to … somewhere. Not sure. Mike Ashmore has the news. Cabral’s 30-day rehab window expires tomorrow, and I’m guessing they’ll try to slide him through waivers.
  • RHP Corey Black was promoted to Double-A Trenton, according to Ashmore. It might only be a temporary thing, however.
  • 1B Bubba Jones will be with Short Season State Island when the season starts on Monday, according to his Twitter feed.

Triple-A Scranton (4-2 loss to Lehigh Valley) they actually faced Carlos Zambrano, in case you’re wondering where he’s been

  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 0-5
  • RF Ronnie Mustelier: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — nine hits in his last 36 at-bats (.250)
  • C J.R. Murphy: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 PB — solid Triple-A debut despite the lack of hits
  • RHP Brett Marshall: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 9/1 GB/FB — only 39 of 77 pitches were strikes (51%) … 46/39 K/BB in 54.2 innings

Double-A Trenton was rained out. Not sure when they’re going to make this one up, but they don’t return to Binghamton again this season.

High-A Tampa Game One (2-1 win over Charlotte in seven innings) makeup of yesterday’s rainout

  • CF Mason Williams: 2-3, 1 R
  • DH Rob Refsnyder: 2-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS — 13 hits in his last 32 at-bats (.406), so he’s starting to come around again
  • LF Ben Gamel: 0-3, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • C Gary Sanchez & 2B Angelo Gumbs: both 1-3
  • RF Yeral Sanchez: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Sean Black: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 5/2 GB/FB — hasn’t been very good over the years, but he’s got a 1.66 ERA in 43.1 innings this year
  • RHP Taylor Garrison: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GB/FB
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

High-A Tampa Game Two (6-4 loss to Charlotte)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-4, 2 R, 1 K
  • DH Rob Refsnyder: 1-3, 1 R
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-3, 1 2B, 3 RBI — despite the 0-fer in game one, he’s still 10-for-22 (.455) in his last six games
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Diego Moreno: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston Game One (8-7 win over Augusta in 18 innings (!), walk-off style) completion of the April 14th game, which was suspended due to rain after 14 innings

  • CF-RF Taylor Dugas: 1-8, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 3-7, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB — he started the original game, obviously
  • DH Greg Bird: 1-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — only played the original game
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-8, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — he was at the plate for the walk-off wild pitch
  • C Peter O’Brien: 0-0, 2 BB — “came off the bench” to play the completion today
  • LHP Dan Camarena: 3 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 42 of 69 pitches were strikes (61%) … started the original game
  • RHP Charley Short: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 4/2 GB/FB — 35 of 47 pitches were strikes (74%)

Low-A Charleston Game Two (1-0 loss to Augusta)

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-3, 1 BB
  • SS Cito Culver & 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: both 0-4, 1 K
  • 1B Greg Bird: 0-3, 2 K
  • C Peter O’Brien: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — 12 hits in his last 23 at-bats (.522) with four doubles and four homers
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 5/5 GB/FB — 58 of 92 pitches were strikes (63%)
Swept in Oakland: Yanks embarrass themselves in 18-inning marathon loss
Mailbag: Gardner, Pitchers, PTBNLs, Mo
  • Joel

    Three games on two different levels for Refsnyder. Pretty impressive. :p

    • Caballo Sin Nombre

      The Rob Refsnyder Era is back! :)

  • DERP

    I think Murphy also threw out two runners.

    • Mykey

      I was there, one was a legitimate nice throw and good call, the other the runner was clearly safe.

  • Brian S.

    Would you say that Rob is…off the Snyde?

    ::puts on sunglasses::

    • dkidd


  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    In Charleston’s first game, Jake Cave actually had his first hit of the season all over again. He wasn’t with the team when the game got delayed so he entered the game with zero at bats on the season.

    • Bob Buttons

      Is it cool facts day down on the farm? Honestly didn’t know it could work like that.

    • Dingleberry Boy

      That’s freaking cool. Years from now someone is going to be looking at his 2013 game log and assume he got injured or sent down for some reason.


    Maybe they call up Cabral due to the long pitching performances of Warren and Claiborne.

    • Dingleberry Boy

      With the bullpen taxed, they would need him, and would you want him in a game right now?

      You’d just have to put him on waivers when another 60-Day DL guy comes off. Might as well do it now. That’s just my opinion though.

  • Jon G

    Im really curious to see what Cashman does with Wells and others crappin the lineup. Ichiro at least has use for speed and D, but are we not better trying a young, hungry player like Neal than a has been like Wells..?

    If Murphy mashes at AAA, wonder if he gets a mlb look…

    In any event, it is sure going to be interesting to aee what this team loks like in 7 weeks. Could be quite different (and hopefully it is)…

    • Bob Buttons

      Hopefully it isn’t. That would mean the team found their groove and finally hit closer than their expected performance. If the team is quite different our season is probably down the drain.

    • Mikhel

      Maybe they need an infussion of young AAA talent in the big league team.

    • Jon G

      Now August 1?
      Gardner Gardner
      Nix Jeter?
      Tex Cano
      Cano Tex
      Hafner Granderson?
      Youk Hafner or ???
      Wells Youk or Arod?
      Ichiro Cervelli or ?
      Stewart Ichiro?/Wells?/Neal?/Almonte?/???

      Bench: Bench:
      Overbay Nunez?
      Romine Stewart
      Brignac Youk or Overbay or ???
      Adams Ichiro or Wells or ???
      Nix (I don’t see him going anywhere)

  • Jon G

    Let me see if I can post this more clearly:
    Now……………..August 1?
    1. Gardner……..1. Gardner
    2. Nix……………2. Jeter?
    3. Cano…………3. Cano
    4. Tex…………..4. Tex
    5. Hafner……….5. Granderson?
    6. Youk…………6. Hafner or ???
    7. Wells…………7. Youk or Arod?
    8. Ichiro………..8. Cervelli or ?
    9. Stewart………9. Ichiro?/Wells?/Neal?/Almonte?
    1. Overbay…….1. Nunez?
    2. Romine……..2. Stewart
    3. Brignac……..3. Youk or Overbay or ???
    4. Adams………4. Ichiro or Wells or ???
    …………………..5. Nix (I don’t see him going anywhere)

    Lots up in the air here – obviously many ifs surrounding whether and how well Jeter, Arod and others are able to return from injury…

    • Jim Is Bored

      What does this have to do with the DOTF post?

  • nycsportzfan

    Please bump up Peter O’Brien and Enns! Those 2 need to go up a grade to see what there made of!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Well, I doubt they drafted a college senior catcher to keep him in the lower levels for too long.

      • ChrisS

        The knock has been on his defense. The bat is advanced, but they want him to work on his D. Seems like a waste to turn him into another project where most people think he won’t stick at C anyway. Especially when there is a glut of catching prospects but few stud offensive prospects.

        Stick him at 1B and fast track the bat.

  • nycsportzfan

    Whats the deal with Charley Short? Hes dominated the lower levels albeit at a older age. Is he due for a permotion soon, to see what hes got?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Good for JR. I always hoped he’d be the sleeper of the catching crew. If he can continue to slap them doubles around, and play a solid game behind the plate, maybe we’ve got something to be proud of behind the plate next season.

  • Jambocpa

    Is sanchez going to get bumped to AA and O’Brian to High A Tampa?

  • daniel shulman

    Why isn’t Mustelier being called up? He almost made the team out of Spring training, but for his knee injury. They are desperate for a right-handed bat, and Adams is clearly not the answer.